Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
Willard wrote:
I receive and send mail on a desktop PC and on a laptop PC..
Is there a way to merge the Inbox and Sent folders on both PCs , so
that both are current and complete??
Can the same be done for Bookmarks??

are the two computers connect through a network? If so, then why don't
you have one inbox and sent for both? Same with bookmarks?

For bookmarks, on one of the computer, create a directory called
bookmarks. Then from the browser, click on Bookmarks, Manage Bookmarks,
Tools, Export. Now, Export your bookmarks to that directory you created.
Now, from the bookmark manager, click on File, Open, and locate that
bookmark file. Now from the other computer, open the bookmark manager,
and click on File, Open and locate that bookmark file. There, done. Both
computers sharing the same bookmark file.

For mail, on one computer, from the mail application, click on Edit,
Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings, select the account, then under
Server Settings, on the bottom right you will see Local Directory. Note
the location of this directory. Now, go to the other computer, and do
the same thing, but this time click on the Browse button, and have it
point to the other location. Once you've done that, close and reopen SM.
Now, both SMs should be using the same accounts.

The problem with this system is that a laptop is intended to be portable. As long as both machines are connected to the same network, this is a fine idea, but when the laptop is used at a remote location, this will no longer work.

What I do is to point both the laptop and the desktop to a third location, a usb flash drive. All my mail folders are kept on this drive. When I am at home, the drive is plugged into the desktop, and available on the network for the laptop.

On the road, I take the usb drive with me, and plug it in to the laptop. With Mac OSX Leopard, I can use one profile for both home and remote uses. On Win XP, you will probably need home and away profiles fro this to work.

Note, I am the only user accessing this data. If you have multiple users who might be accessing the same data at the same time, this would not be a very good idea.

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